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What can the city of Lawrence and Kansas University do to be a safer place?

Asked at South Park on October 18, 2012

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Photo of Elizabeth Finn

“ Just make the students more aware that if they do come forward with allegations, they will be taken seriously and investigated.”

Photo of Josh House

“ It would be nice to have more lights. There are times I’m not comfortable walking with the dog.”

Photo of Sarah Swyers

“ Make referrals to Willow Domestic Violence Center on the KU website.”

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“I think raising more awareness. I knew Lawrence was liberal and overestimated the safety of the city. ”

Comments

jman785 1 year, 5 months ago

We need to boost our rape numbers on campus so we can get more lighted pathways from the bars to the dorms. Come on lazy Lawrencians, Lets get it done!!!

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My_Life 1 year, 6 months ago

I always knew others fantasized about Indyan. He's a pretty hot rock. FYI, me and him have hit the skids.

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rantor 1 year, 6 months ago

more cameras.....and helio-drones

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hitme 1 year, 6 months ago

Issue guns to all citizens, swear everyone in.

Make everyone use their real name when posting,

Thanks, Brad Pitt

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rockchalker52 1 year, 6 months ago

Consider takin' some survivalist training. My first lesson was about the best ways to poop in the woods. Did you know that using a flat rock is one of the best ways to clean your bottom? Hmm, I wonder if Indyan has turned up yet...

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looza 1 year, 6 months ago

A jail cell on every street corner.

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My_Life 1 year, 6 months ago

Keep Jesus in your heart and spread the love of Jesus to everyone you see.

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RoeDapple 1 year, 6 months ago

Unrestricted concealed and open carry.

"An armed society is a polite society" - Robert Heinlein

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government" -- Thomas Jefferson

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." -- Alexander Hamilton

"The bearing of arms is the essential medium through which the individual asserts both his social power and his participation in politics as a responsible moral being..." -- J.G.A. Pocock

"That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United states who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms..." -- Samuel Adams

Not that I think very many here would believe . . . .

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junco_partner 1 year, 6 months ago

a few ideas to make Lawrence safer... 1. rubber sidewalks 2. deport everyone from topeka and kansas city 3. curfew... no one is allowed to leave thier homes, although mom's meatloaf is pretty dangerous

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rockchalker52 1 year, 6 months ago

Make love, not war. More matin' & less hatin.'

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beatrice 1 year, 6 months ago

I would use a sword by Walt to slice the seasonal fruitcake while standing on a roundabout ... for a Klondike bar.

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rockchalker52 1 year, 6 months ago

Put a fence around Potter's to keep the riff raff from bathin' in it once a year.

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beatrice 1 year, 6 months ago

Checkpoints to stop and turn away people from Topeka.

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BABBOY 1 year, 6 months ago

Lawrence is pretty safe place. Wimpy. But, safe in comparison to other places.

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somedude20 1 year, 6 months ago

make crime illegal..oh, and more dumb hicks with more bullets than brains running around the town cocked and loaded

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rockchalker52 1 year, 6 months ago

'Sometimes I feel like a motherless child.' - R.H.

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Bill Lee 1 year, 6 months ago

Being afraid is just borrowing trouble. I try to live my life unafraid of everything. If you let things bother you, things will bother you. Enjoy your life with a positive attitude. The glass is half full, not half empty.

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toe 1 year, 6 months ago

Spend 40 million on a police spa.

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FlintlockRifle 1 year, 6 months ago

For a town this size I think it is a safe place to be. People just need to be aware of whats happening around them, put the c/fone away tell you get to your car, then us it like 1/3 of our drivers., no just kidding, wait tell you get home to us,please

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blue73harley 1 year, 6 months ago

I am just enjoying World Menopause Day.

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OonlyBonly 1 year, 6 months ago

Always with the "safety!" Lawrence is a pretty durn safe community. We've already surrendered enough "freedoms" in the name of safety.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 6 months ago

Not everything is a damn liberal/conservative issue... T_O_B

You got that right!

Everyone should just buy a dog

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SOS 1 year, 6 months ago

Issue guns and ammo to everyone over 18 and make it mandatory to carry if you leave your place of residence.

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g_rock 1 year, 6 months ago

Maybe the University could call EVERY student EVERY night and remind them to lock their door at night. Oh wait, that is what Mommy is for.

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classclown 1 year, 6 months ago

Josh, walk your dog down 12th street.I paid for those lights as well as a crossing signal just so you and and the other parasites students wouldn't have to be put out by having to go one whole block over

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Steven Gaudreau 1 year, 6 months ago

I already think Lawrence is safe unless you do something stupid.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 6 months ago

"I knew Lawrence was liberal and overestimated the safety of the city. ”

Detroit, Chicago and Kansas City are liberal cities and have horrible crime statistics. Good grief. Not everything is a damn liberal/conservative issue.

"Maybe adjust the camera flash, LJW."

The LJW just won awards for photography. I'm going to have to assume is was for the print edition.

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prospector 1 year, 6 months ago

A moat and everyone should carry a sword made by Walt.

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g_rock 1 year, 6 months ago

Yes, city and KU....make people not be stupid. Good luck with that.

//rainbows

//butterflies

//unicorns

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autie 1 year, 6 months ago

Yesterday a byline said something about the kicker on the football team being just one foot shy...and all I could think of was the guy a couple of years ago that kept his amputated foot in a jar on the front porch.

Everybody needs a jar with a body part in it on their front porch.

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labmonkey 1 year, 6 months ago

Perhaps make good use of the police they have by fighting actual crime instead of constantly setting up speed traps at places like across the street from Hallmark.

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Liberty275 1 year, 6 months ago

Make everyone wear helmets, all the time. And carry a fire extinguisher.

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alcoholbliss 1 year, 6 months ago

Maybe Josh needs a bigger dog? Pit-bull maybe? What happen to people being responsible for their own safety?

Offer free kerosene for night time lanterns, whistles, tasers?
Have big brother install more cameras a top KU buildings and downtown Lawrence? Close KU down, seal off the boarders to KC and Topeka and stop letting riffraff in Lawrence in the first place?

Notice how none of the answers were build a new $999 million dollar PD facility and add more police?

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autie 1 year, 6 months ago

Put chemicals in the grass to make everybody a a pacifist....

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Klumma 1 year, 6 months ago

And take away all fire arms from former police chiefs that like to go and shoot off random rounds. It would make Lawrence and Kansas University much safer without high powered bullets raining down upon us. - As for all psychos that are over armed and unqualified. . . . Geez

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Klumma 1 year, 6 months ago

Maybe adjust the camera flash, LJW. In this town it is already hard enough to tell the difference between the sexes...Although, wearing a "Van Dike" is very noticeable. - Not to be confused with a Go-T.

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